: an innocuously inept and futile person in public office

Word History


after Alexander Throttlebottom, character in the musical comedy Of Thee I Sing (1931) by George S. Kaufman born 1899 & Morris Ryskind born 1895 American playwrights

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“Throttlebottom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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